Io Interactive released a press release earlier today announcing that a special 'Summer Bonus' episode will be released to HITMAN on July 19. This episode is supposed to bridge the gap between the recently releases episode 3 and the upcoming episode 4 expected at a later point this summer.
This bonus episode consists of 2 new ICA contracts that send you back two of the locations already found in the game. These episodes aren't part of the game's main story since these 2 contracts take place before the events in HITMAN.
The first contract sends you back to the beautiful Italian coastal town of Sapienza and has you take down one of the cast members of a sci-fi movie being shot in the town's plaza late at night.
The second contract sees you travel to Marrakesh once again to identify and kill a mole who is about to sell a construction company's biggest secrets to a competitor.
We’ve created not one, but two missions for the Summer Bonus Episode and players will revisit the hugely popular Sapienza and Marrakesh locations with a completely different feel,” said Hannes Seifert, Studio Head at Io-Interactive. “It allows us to show what we can do with HITMAN as a live game - we even introduced a crazy giant killer robot, but it’s also the perfect midway point in the HITMAN season before the final three locations.
This bonus episode will also come with a few new challenges and opportunities for players to beat and take advantage of. In addition to this, some new Escalation Missions and Elusive Targets will need to be found and killed in a completely new setting.
HITMAN's first 3 episodes are available now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and can be purchased separately or as part of a season pass.
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